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Dr. Mark Pack
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Irregular Periods (Overview)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to 4 weeks or longer.


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What can cause irregular periods?

What can cause irregular periods?

Lots of reasons!: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
1 Doctor shared a insight

Irregular Periods (Overview)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to 4 weeks or longer.


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My oestradiol is 1339pmol/l progesterone 0.9 nmol/l in the follicular phase. What could this mean? Irregular periods, pms, fatigue and dizzieness.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Living with Irregular Periods (Checklist)

Stop smoking
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Have your TSH, prolactin, and testosterone levels tested
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How do you treat irregular periods?

How do you treat irregular periods?

Cycle control: Most women with irregular menses will respond to oral contraceptives, and eventually have regular and predictable cycles. The first step however, is to determine why the cycles are irregular - which means you should see you doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Suffering from hirsutism, acne, irregular periods. How can I get these issues treated?

Suffering from hirsutism, acne, irregular periods. How can I get these issues treated?

PCO: It sounds like you might have poly cystic ovary disease. It would be best to start with a visit to your ob/gyn. The most worrisome part of this disease is the issues with blood sugar- not the cysts as the name would imply. It is important to get your blood sugar levels checked. The good news is there are effective treatments available. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Tell your gynecologist what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Ask your gynecologist about using birth control pills to control menstrual cramps
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Could kalonji seeds cure irregular periods?

I doubt it: There is no good evidence ("proof") that it will help, there is no pharmacologic reason to believe it should help - but it will not hurt if you want to try. Treating irregular periods depends on understanding "why" the periods are irregular, there are many different reasons. Good luck. ...Read more

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My doctor give me penorit tablet for irregular periods but four days passed I have no periods. Tell me how many days will it take to start?

My doctor give me penorit tablet for irregular periods but four days passed I have no periods. Tell me how many days will it take to start?

Usually 3-6, but...: It usually works in 3-6 days, but can take up to 15. If you don't start at that point, you need to follow up to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Do painful, irregular periods prevent some women from getting pregnant?

Maybe related: Painful periods do not, but if painful periods are caused by underlying endometriosis, in some cases fibroids, these can be important fertility problems. ...Read more

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My wife got irregular periods by taking pills to avoid periods for some reason. Her periods are as follows:10/6/13, 29/7/13, 2/10/13, most fertile day?

My wife got irregular periods by taking pills to avoid periods for some reason. Her periods are as follows:10/6/13, 29/7/13, 2/10/13, most fertile day?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding can be a product of any number of issues. Depending upon what medications someone is taking to influence their menses, it may or not be affecting their ovulation. Without additional details about the nature of such medications, it is difficult to predict if or when ovulation is occurring. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get irregular periods?

Affects fertility: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage on march 12, since then ive been having irregular periods, and I just cant get pregnant. What's the problem? Why cant i??

I had a miscarriage on march 12, since then ive been having irregular periods, and I just cant get pregnant. What's the problem? Why cant i??

MTHFR: Check you and your husbands MTHFR 677 & 1298 genotypes. This one of the main reasons for multiple miscarriages--if there are too many genetic defects, the fetus is aborted. One way to HELP this is to have both of you TREATED with appropriate L-methyl folate instead of folic acid. Throw away your prenatals I'd they have just "folic acid" in them--84% of the population has at least one bad gene. ...Read more

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I'm 29 and I am eager to get pregnant what are my chances? I have prior history of irregular periods. Can that risk y chances? Please help!

I'm 29 and I am eager to get pregnant what are my chances? I have prior history of irregular periods. Can that risk y chances? Please help!

Chances are good: At age 29, your chances for getting pregnant are good. If you have irregular periods, this can make it more difficult since you may ovulate less frequently. This will mean fewer opportunities to get pregnant. If you're not successful getting pregnant in about 6-12 months, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I cure irregular periods?

Hormonal Birth Cntrl: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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How can I avoid irregular periods?

Find out reason: Through eval. Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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Why do I have super irregular periods?

Not sure: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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What can I do about irregular periods?

Depends: The treatment will depends on the cause for your irregular periods. Irregular periods can be caused by multiple conditions such as hormonal imbalance, premature ovarian failure, endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids etc. Your obgyn can help making an accurate diagnosis and decide on the best treatment. ...Read more

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How can I figure out my irregular periods?

Keep a calendar: You might find when you keep a calendar and count from the day each periof starts that you do have regular periods just on an odd number of days. For example if it is every 39 days every now and then you would be fooled into thinking you skipped a cycle when you didn't! keeping a calendar is the best way to start to figure things out. ...Read more

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I'm having irregular periods, please help?

I'm having irregular periods, please help?

Gyn eval if chronic: When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Other reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, excessive exercise & pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I know about irregular periods?

What should I know about irregular periods?

Irregular periods: Very common, usually is nothing seriously worrisome, and there is excellent help to make periods more regular and help conceiving. Irregular does not mean 'anything goes' though: if you have fewer than 6 periods a year, or if you bleed more frequently than once a month you should see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have such irregular periods?

Why is it that I have such irregular periods?

Irregular: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. By definition you have ovulatory dysfunction, up to 30% of women have some ovulatory irregularity. ...Read more

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What should I do to fix my irregular periods?

Talk with a doctor: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better! ...Read more

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What do I do if I have such irregular periods?

Seek: Gynecological evaluation to determine & address the cause. ...Read more

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I have extremely irregular periods, what to do?

I have extremely irregular periods, what to do?

Talk with a doctor: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better! ...Read more

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I have irregular periods I need some suggestion?

See an MD for OCPs: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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What can I do to regulate very irregular periods?

Hormonal pacing: The original studies of birth control pills were done to find a way to regulate menstrual frequency and excessive blood loss. As the studies progressed, the reduction in birth rates in the study groups eventually became their main selling point. ...Read more

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What to do if I have incredibly irregular periods?

Seek Gynecological: Evaluation for assessment and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take for irregular periods?

Talk to a doctor: A doctor can evaluate you for low thyroid function and can talk to you about several other causes of irregular or heavy periods. Some of the treatments are hormonal. Birth control pills are a common treatment, but there are other options that preserve fertility (allow you to get pregnant.). And you may need to be evaluated for pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome), a common cause of irregular periods. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more